The World Is A Bully: Adam's Song, By Adam Krieger

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Imagine living in a world of hatred and sorrow, where everyday you feel like you live in a world where it feels like you are a slave and everybody else around you is your master. Picture living in a world where the littlest of things become the greatest parts of your happiness, in a world where you’re expected to live as a statistic and merely not as a human being. That is the world a bully forces onto their victim. The world should be a place of unity, peace, happiness and brotherhood, not full of cruelty, hatred and discrimination. This is what the band Blink 182 portrayed in one of their songs. A letter written by Adam Krieger who committed suicide due to a lifetime of bullying was one of the major inspirations of “Adam’s Song.” He lived …show more content…
People that I thought loved and cared for me. I went to a private Catholic school during for elementary school so; the rules, regulations, and policies were very strict. Not knowing the depth of Adam’s struggles and pain he went through, I could at least put my perspective on some of the things that he went though. I was bullied to the point of leaving school in the middle of class, walking home angry, distraught, frustrated, and confused. Hurting so bad that I wrote the letter that no one hopes to ever have to read, the letter where you tell someone why you decided to “go” and where you want all of your belongings to go. Bullying hurts forever, you will always remember the pain that another human being put you through, and it will remain with you …show more content…
It is progressively getting worse, and is now being reported of increasing 13% each year, according the ADL institute. It is now reported that 28% of children ages 12-18 have encountered bullying whether it be directly to them, or witnessing it, in some form or another. (ADL Institute, "Statistics on Bullying", 2014) According to Dan Olweus from the National School Safety Center, “American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims”. We often mistake it for teasing, which makes it seems like it’s not a big deal until something big happens. We also tend to neglect the fact of the matter of bullying that is all around us. Adam Krieger wrote in his suicide note, “…I don’t expect an apology for the false sympathies of people like Mrs. Dunfee, and the broken promises of others like Mr. Richman.” (Nicole). Unfortunately, this statement shows us the ignorance of our own adults, and leaders in our children’s life, not even showing us the ability to provide safety and a sense of protection. Allowing students to bully others, and downplaying it as teasing not only enables bullies to continue to bully, but showing their victims that their safety is not

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